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What is CETLA?

What services does CETLA offer?

Who should participate in
CETLA’s activities?


Where is CETLA?


When is CETLA open?


How can I contact CETLA?


How can I get a Bison Web ID to access CETLA's resources?


How can I register for workshops?

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

 

Q. What is CETLA?

A. CETLA is a center for faculty development. It seeks to improve student learning at Howard by supporting the men and women who facilitate that learning: the faculty. Specifically, CETLA strives to empower the faculty to teach more effectively, especially with technology. It also introduces faculty to effective techniques for evaluating their teaching. While providing a wide range of services (see CETLA’s Services), CETLA also contributes to the research on teaching, learning, and assessment.

Q. What services does CETLA offer?

A. CETLA provides training, support, and news as well as opportunities for research and networking (see CETLA’s Services). However, CETLA specializes in hands-on support for instructional technology. For email support for Blackboard, contact helpdesk@howard.edu, and for help with technology that is not related to teaching, call the Faculty Help Desk (6-2020).

Q. Who should participate in CETLA’s activities?

A. CETLA urges all faculty to participate. CETLA also welcomes teaching assistants (TAs), instructional technology staff, and reference librarians since they play a critical role in the teaching-learning process. However, graduate students who do not teach at Howard should seek assistance from the Preparing Future Faculty Program in the Graduate School.

Q. Where is CETLA?

A. CETLA is located at 2301 Georgia Avenue at Wonder Plaza (see the map). Use the Bryant Street entrance between Georgia Avenue and Sixth Street. Go up the stairs and into the iLab. You’ll see CETLA’s glass doors on your right.

Q. When is CETLA open?

A. CETLA is normally open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. See the current schedule for workshop and Open Lab hours. Feel free to drop by the Faculty Lounge for coffee, tea, reading, and conversation from 12 noon to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. (Bring a brown bag lunch, if you wish.)

Q. How can I contact CETLA?

A. You can call (202) 806-0870, fax to (202) 319-2768, or email cetla@howard.edu, but we urge you to come to CETLA for hands-on and face-to-face assistance. If you prefer email support for Blackboard, contact helpdesk@howard.edu, and for help with technology that is not related to teaching, call the Faculty Help Desk (6-2020).

Q. How can I get a Banner/Bison Web ID to access CETLA's resources?

A. Easily. Your 8-digit Bison Web ID is what you will use to post grades on Bison Web and to access Blackboard. If you do not have a Bison Web ID, contact your Department Chair to have the required paperwork submitted to the Office of the Registrar.

Q. How can I register for workshops?

A. Easily. You must first have available your 8 digit Banner/Bison Web ID--this is what you use to post grades on Bison Web. If you do not have a Bison Web ID, contact your Department Chair to have the required paperwork submitted to the Office of the Registrar.

Once you have your Bison Web ID, go here. After you register, you will see a confirmation page, and you can access a list of all of the workshops you have completed.

You may also look at our current calendar, to see the complete schedule of this month's workshops.

 

 

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